Resources and Development

Learning Goals:

Resource: Anything which can be used for satisfying the human needs is called a resource.

Types of Resources

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Biotic Resources: All living organisms in our environment are called biotic resources. For example, trees, animals, insects, etc.

Abiotic Resources: All non-living things present in our environment are termed as abiotic resources. Example: earth, air, water, metals, rocks, etc.

Renewable Resources: Resources that can be replenished within foreseeable future are called renewable Resources. Example: agricultural crops, water, forest, wildlife, etc.

Non-renewable Resources: Resources which caanot be replenished within foreseeable future are called non-renewable resources. Example: fossil fuel.

Types of Resources on Some Other Criteria

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Development of Resources

Thus, equal distribution of resources becomes necessary for sustainable development. Planning of resources is necessary to ensure equitable distribution and sustainable development.

Sustainable Development: Development which takes place without damaging the environment and compromising with needs of future is called sustainable development.

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